2021 ICD-10-CM Code O36.839

Maternal care for abnormalities of the fetal heart rate or rhythm, unspecified trimester

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code
Unspecified Code

Not Valid for Submission

O36.839 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of maternal care for abnormalities of the fetal heart rate or rhythm, unspecified trimester. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like O36.839 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.

ICD-10:O36.839
Short Description:Matern care for abnlt of fetal heart rate or rhym, unsp tri
Long Description:Maternal care for abnormalities of the fetal heart rate or rhythm, unspecified trimester

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Matern care for abnlt of fetal heart rate or rhym, unsp tri

Header codes like O36.839 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for matern care for abnlt of fetal heart rate or rhym, unsp tri:

Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018